Magnus, I agree with your arguments. But yet, we are/were in the situation
when we have to have some strategy how to deal with it.
y.

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 11:01 AM, Magnus Therning <mag...@therning.org>
wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 02:45:36PM -0400, Jan Trmal wrote:
> > John, thanks for your response, I will experiment with your suggestions.
> > Let me clarify details of what I was saying-- I'm not sure if I'm able to
> > express my concern clearly.
> >
> > Both of these repositories ("jtrmal", "vimal") were created from the same
> > svn repository, using git svn clone.
> > The master branches on both repos are the same (up to a few last commits,
> > because they were sync'd at different times) content-wise, the git-svn
> id's
> > in the logs are the same, only the sha numbers, are different. I don't
> > understand the reason for that, but I assume there is some randomness
> while
> > initiating the git repository. IIRC the shasum of the commit is
> sha(content
> > of the commit+sha of the parent).
>
> IIRC there `git-svn` doesn't guarantee that the shasums will be
> identical between two `git svn clone` of the same repo.  I'm not sure
> if that's true all the time, but it's clear that some arguments will
> have an influence on the tree of changes (wether branches are
> included, etc), which in turn will influence the shasums.
>
> I gather this is a reason for the man page of git-svn including the
> following text (at the top of the *caveats* section):
>
>   For the sake of simplicity and interoperating with Subversion, it is
>   recommended that all git svn users clone, fetch and dcommit directly
>   from the SVN server, and avoid all git clone/pull/merge/push
>   operations between Git repositories and branches. The recommended
>   method of exchanging code between Git branches and users is git
>   format-patch and git am, or just 'dcommit’ing to the SVN repository.
>
> /M
>
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